[fedora-virt] customizing VMM on a per-user basis to use libguestfs?

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Tue Apr 21 18:18:06 UTC 2009

On 04/21/2009 02:07 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Apr 2009, Cole Robinson wrote:
>> Per user configuration is handled by gconf, so if user1 changed a
>> setting in Preferences, user2 would still have the default.
>> However, there is no global way yet to change what the 'default'
>> storage location is. There is a place in the new VM wizard to type
>> in a manual path to provision (such as your home directory), which
>> would then allow you to use libguestfs on it.
>   so is there a simple way to move an existing VM disk image from one
> location to another that doesn't confuse the VMM?

Not sure what you mean by confuse VMM, but there isn't any way to move
around disk images in virt-manager. If you create a guest with disk at
/foo/disk.img, then move the image to /bar/disk.img, the old libvirt
guest configuration won't know where the disk is anymore.

You can remove the virtual disk from the VM in virt-manager, then add a
new virtual disk pointing to the new path. Or you can use 'virsh edit
vmname' from the command line and change the path.

- Cole

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